CALIPATRIA - A Mission Viejo woman is accused of trying to smuggle hashish into Calipatria State Prison over the weekend.

Visiting staff were processing Sonia Gutierrez, 25, who came to visit inmate Eric Gomez who has been convicted of attempted murder, when they noticed she seemed nervous and refused to make eye contact, said Lt. Everardo Silva, prison administrative assistant public information officer.

Staff Writer Chelcey Adami can be reached at 760-337-3452 or cadami@ivpressonline.com

I covered the border and Calexico for two-and-a-half years but am now the courts and crime reporter. I studied journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and previously worked as a staff photographer in Austin, Dallas, Costa Rica and rural Oklahoma.

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